18 days in Spain Itinerary

18 days in Spain Itinerary

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18 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Barcelona
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Toledo
— 1 night
train:  3​h
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Granada
— 2 nights
7
Alicante
— 1 night
8
Valencia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso and then examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares), then stroll around Ciutadella Park, and then admire the striking features of Palau Guell.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary app .

Singapore, Singapore to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Barcelona is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Barcelona to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Parks
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Museu Picasso ©
Museu Picasso
Ciutadella Park ©
Ciutadella Park
Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional ©

3
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque del Retiro, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 14°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza de Oriente ©
Plaza de Oriente

1
night
Toledo

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Greco, browse the exhibits of Church of Santo Tomé, then browse the exhibits of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Hammam Al Andalus Banos Arabes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja de las Flores, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Cordoba online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Toledo to Cordoba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Toledo in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Calleja de las Flores ©
Calleja de las Flores
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then make a trip to Balcon de Europa, and then take in the waterfront at Paseo Maritimo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, then see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, Malaga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Nerja, Paseo Maritimo
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

2
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Casa Del Arte Flamenco, and then relax in sumptuous surroundings at Hammam Al Andalus Granada. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Generalife.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Granada journey builder app .

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Granada is slightly colder than Malaga - with highs of 15°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Childrens Museums Museums Baths
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Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Generalife ©
Generalife
Hammam Al Andalus Granada ©
Hammam Al Andalus Granada

1
night
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Granadella.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alicante itinerary planning site .

Drive from Granada to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, Alicante is somewhat warmer than Granada - with highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa La Granadella
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Playa La Granadella ©
Playa La Granadella
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

2
nights
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 29th (Tue), steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Oceanografic Valencia and then buy something for everyone on your list at Central Market of Valencia.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia online trip maker .

Getting from Alicante to Valencia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Valencia sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Oceanografic Valencia ©
Oceanografic Valencia

3
nights
Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Enjoy Barcelona some more: make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Barcelona Zoo, and stroll around Parc Guell.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online travel planner .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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